Teenager Andie is one of the not-so-popular girls in high school. She usually hangs out with her friends Iona or Duckie. Duckie has always had a crush on her, but now she has met a new guy at school, Blane. He's one of the rich and popular guys but can the two worlds meet? Written by
When James Spader auditioned for Howard Deutch and John Hughes, he completely immersed himself in the jerky character of Steff. He smoked a cigarette in the room, and crushed the cig on his way out. Hughes and Deutch almost didn't cast him until they realized just how much he embodied the role. After Spader got the part, Jon Cryer complimented Spader's prior works. "I figure I got a lock on this teenage a**hole thing," Spader told Cryer. See more »
When Blane puts Andie in his car, the painted brick wall with the newspaper boxes is in the background, without Duckie. In the next shot, he is sitting on the newspaper box. See more »
Molly Ringwald plays Andie, a poor girl who lives with her father after her mother left them. She falls in love with a "richie", as she calls him, named Blane (who is played by Andrew McCarthy) but the pressure of friends is in the way of their relationship being perfect. Meanwhile, Andie's best friend Duckie is declaring even more his undying love for her.
"Pretty in Pink" is one of those great teen movies that only comes along once. It has a fantastic sound track, cute guys, a great leading lady and a clever plot with some of the most romantic movie scenes of its time. It defines the 80s high school years with its cliques, which still are around until this day, and the problems that occur when you fall in love with someone else on the other side of the tracks.
I give this movie **** out of *****
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